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10/12/09   |   By

81 Year Old Man Struck by Novice Driver of Truck | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

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Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire

Washington Post Staff Writer Martin Weil reports that the police have confirmed that an “81-year-old man was killed Saturday while walking a dog in Arlington County when he was struck by a truck operated by a woman learning to drive.” The victim was Marco Amoni, “a self-made small businessman and entrepreneur, ” who “was born in Italy and moved to the United States in 1951.” He was retired and moved from Long Island New York to Arlington to be with his children and grandchildren.  We was a devoted husband and doting father and grandfather, according to his son-in-law.

According to the report, Mr. Amoni was walking his dog when a 21-year-old woman “drove over an embankment” in a parking lot, struck Mr. Amoni, and then drove her truck into a house.  In my profession, I learn of tragic events every day–people who are needlessly killed or seriously injured as a result of another person’s carelessness.  Mr. Amoni’s death gets me thinking about my grandfather, who came from Italy, moved to Long Island, and worked hard to build a life for him and his family.  My grandfather died as a result of medical negligence with much life left to live.  It was a difficult time for my family.  We wish the Amoni family peace.

Operators of vehicles must recognize that driving a truck or car is the same as operating a deadly weapon.  Too many deaths occur each year in America as a result of reckless driving.

To learn about the National Safety Council’s defensive driving course, please click here.

Please drive safely.

About the author:

Mr. Zambri is a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area.  The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including serious truck and car collisions. He has successfully litigated numerous cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners.  His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA. Mr. Zambri has also been named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2009)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.

Mr. Zambri has authored an article regarding how automobile collision cases are evaluated.  To read it, please click here.

Many Americans are killed or critically injured each year in vehicular collisions.  If you want more information about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at szambri@reganfirm.com or call him at 202-822-1899.

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